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Ki Tavo: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Ki Tavo: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to …

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Parashat Ki Tavo

Thank offering unto the Lord Parashat Ki Tavo This week’s portion contains the extended blessings and curses which the Children of Israel will earn, depending on whether they keep or violate God’s covenant. It also details the ceremony of the first fruits which must be brought to the Temple, as well as the declaration over …

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Forty Days of Repentance

Forty Days of Repentance Two years ago, Root Source published “40 Days of Repentance: A Companion Guide to The LIST.”  We encouraged readers to use it as a tool of repentance leading up to Tisha B’Av or to Yom Kippur.Yom Kippur this year is on Thursday, September 16, and we are happy to offer the book …

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Ki Teitzei: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Ki Teitzei: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to …

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Parashat Ki Tavo

Thank offering unto the Lord Parashat Ki Tavo This week’s portion contains the extended blessings and curses which the Children of Israel will earn, depending on whether they keep or violate God’s covenant. It also details the ceremony of the first fruits which must be brought to the Temple, as well as the declaration over …

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Shoftim: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Shoftim: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Parashat Ki Teitzei

Crompton Deut 25-4 thou shalt not muzzle the ox Parashat Ki Teitzei This week’s portion covers an array of commandments for a variety of circumstances, from marriage and relationships to caring for the less fortunate. Some of the commandments pertain to man’s relationship with God, but most of them address the relationship between fellow humans. …

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Gidon – why don’t you ask Jesus to reveal himself to you?

Gidon – why don’t you ask Jesus to reveal himself to you? A dangerous suggestion! Our reader Megan asked the following question as a comment on https://root-source.com/blog/gidon-ariel-of-root-source-explains/:Gideon – why don’t you ask Jesus to reveal himself to you? A dangerous suggestion! Here’s Gidon’s response: Hi Megan, thanks for writing!From time to time I get such a …

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Re’eh: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Re’eh: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Parashat Shoftim

Scale of justice Parashat Shoftim Continuing Moses’s farewell address to the Children of Israel, this week’s portion deals extensively with the legal system the people must establish when they enter the land. From courts to kings and priests to false witnesses and murderers, the portion details what God expects the people to do in each …

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Eikev: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Eikev: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Gidon discusses Elul, the Hebrew month of Repentance

Gidon discusses Elul, the Hebrew month of Repentance Last year Gidon had a Zoom gathering with the Bethany Center in McKinney Texas, instead of going there in person as he had been doing for years until Covid struck.   We never got a chance to post the recording of that meeting. We are posting it …

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Parashat Re’eh

Jerusalem Ugglan Parashat Re’eh This week’s portion focuses on changes which will take place upon the people’s entry into Israel. First, they are told to wipe out all forms of idolatry which remain from the land’s previous inhabitants. They are then told God will set aside a special place for them to serve Him. Moses …

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Q & A about Jewish cemeteries and 5-branch menorah

A contemporary Candelabrum (Menorah, Hebrew: מנורה) in the style of a traditional Menorah. Seen here with eight candles lit (the ninth candle is the service, Shamash, Hebrew: שמש), used during the Jewish Hanukkah holiday, 2014, United Kingdom. Photo by Gil Dekel. http://www.poeticmind.co.uk Q & A about Jewish cemeteries and 5-branch menorah Question Last week while …

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Q & A about Messianic Signs by Rabbi Ari Shvat (Chwat)

Q & A about Messianic Signs by Rabbi Ari Shvat (Chwat) Question What are the signs the Jews will look for to know that the Messiah is coming?   Answer Your question about identifying the true redemption is what brought R. Abba and his fellow rabbis about 1,600 years ago (Talmud, Sanhedrin 98a) to search …

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Weekly Torah Study: Va’etchanan

Va’etchanan: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Parashat Eikev

The second paragraph of שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל‎ Parashat Eikev Deuteronomy 7:12 And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, Hashem your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant that He made on oath with your fathers Deuteronomy 11:25 No man shall stand up to you: Hashem your God will put the dread …

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Can Orthodox Jews Help Christians Know Jesus Better? Gidon Ariel of Root Source Explains

Can Orthodox Jews Help Christians Know Jesus Better? Gidon Ariel of Root Source Explains In this episode of “Keeping it Israel” Jeff interviews Gidon Ariel, an Orthodox Jew who has a unique passion to reconnect Christians to the “Root Source” of Christianity. Gidon talks about his long journey from from Queens NY, to Hebron, and …

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Weekly Torah Study: Devarim

Devarim: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Shabbat Nachamu

Shabbat Candles Shabbat Nachamu Isaiah 40:1 Comfort, oh comfort My people The Torah is always very careful to use words sparingly and not to repeat even a single word unnecessarily. If so, why is the word “comfort” repeated twice in this verse? The prophecy considers the future destructions of both the first and the second …

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Weekly Torah Study: Matot Masei

Matot-Masei: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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